Two UM Students from Nepal Rally to Help Quake Victims

April 28, 2015

MISSOULA – University of Montana Nepalese graduate students Tek Chhetri and Shyam Pokhrel are leading efforts to collect donations for the victims of the April 25 earthquake in their home country.

They organized volunteers to staff a table, where they will collect cash donations, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, in front of The Source in the University Center. 

No other material goods will be collected. Funds will be delivered to victims through the Red Cross International’s Nepalese accounts via the Montana Red Cross office in Great Falls.

For more information, call UM Director of Foreign Student and Scholar Services Effie Koehn at 406-243-5580 or email  

Contact: Effie Koehn, UM Foreign Student and Scholar Services director, 406-243-5580,